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This should make people feel outraged about rampant corruption and abuse of our representatives.
Texas Republicans boost DeLay's legal fund
Rep. Tom DeLay raised more money to pay legal fees after abandoning any effort to return as majority leader than he did in the immediate months following his indictment in Texas last year on money laundering charges.
DeLay, R-Sugar Land, received lots of help in boosting his legal defense fund from Texas financiers of Republican causes, corporations and fellow members of Congress. But he spent as much as he raised during the first three months of 2006.
One contributor was Houston home builder Bob Perry, the chief financial backer of Swift Boat Veterans of Truth, which campaigned against Democrat John Kerry in the 2004 presidential race. Perry and his wife, Doylene, contributed a total of $10,000 to DeLay's legal fund.